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Jumpstart your automotive career today!

Careers in car dealerships are lucrative, satisfying and plentiful.  See what automotive jobs are available in your area!

About ADEI

The Automobile Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) is an apprenticeship program for anyone interested in an automotive career.  Want a job, training, tools and mentorship? 
And the best part is…it’s 100% FREE.  
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Our Impact

ADEI has been successfully training people for decades, graduating over 600 qualified technicians in the last 20 years.  With 3 training sites and nearly 200 participating new car dealerships in the DC Metro region, we proudly serve Washington, DC and the surrounding counties.

Program Section

Step One

We find you a job at a local dealership where you have the support of our program coordinators and a mentor in the shop.

Step Two

You work 5 days per week with an average starting pay of $16-17/hr, depending on experience.

Step Three

You attend class on one of your days off. Our training sites are in Rockville, MD, Camp Springs, MD and Alexandria, VA.

Step Four

After two years, you have the education and experience to become an ASE certified master technician.

What Our Students Have To Say

"The ADEI program gave me the skills, hands-on experience and tools (literally) to be successful in the automotive field...I am now the Automotive Instructor and head of my department at a career college. I want to thank everyone in the WANADA organization for helping me build the foundation for my career."
Kelvie Bucknor
Florida Career College

Our Vision

The ADEI seeks to train men and women for successful dealership careers in the DC metro region. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to complete the online application.  Our staff will then set up a time to discuss next steps with you. 

Automotive experience is helpful but not required.  All you need is an interest in a job at a dealership and the willingness to work hard, learn and be a team player.  We can teach you the rest!

Our main program is focused on automotive technicians, but there are lots of different jobs in dealerships.  In addition to our technician apprenticeship program, we can help you find jobs in sales, parts and even accounting, finance or insurance.

Don’t wait to take the first step!